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Public Health Efforts and the Decline in Urban Mortality

D. Mark Anderson, Kerwin Kofi Charles, Daniel I. Rees

NBER Working Paper No. 25027
Issued in September 2018, Revised in December 2018

---- Acknowledgments ----

We thank Dora Costa, Claudia Goldin, Andrew Goodman-Bacon, Josh Gottlieb, Adriana Lleras-Muney, Matt Notowidigdo, Elyce Rotella, Werner Troesken, and seminar participants at Colegio Universitario de Estudios Financieros, Florida State University, Northern Illinois University, Oberlin College, Universidad de Alicante, Universidad de Sevilla, the 2018 Southern Economic Association Annual Meeting and the 2018 Economic History Association Annual Meetings for comments and suggestions. We would also like to thank David Cutler and Grant Miller for several productive exchanges and for providing us with their data and do-file. Michael McKelligott provided outstanding research assistance. Partial support for this research came from a Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development research infrastructure grant, R24 HD04282, to the Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology at the University of Washington. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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